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Dixon Dupes Residents on Crime Stats… Again

Bad Math

Last night, newly elected councilwoman Diane Dixon sent out a Wildly Misleading Letter to her mass email list.  This email contained all kinds of deceiving information on crime. There are two major claims in the letter, but there is also an underlying deception that I will clear up afterwards.  Let’s take care of the two headlining dubious claims, first: 1) CLAIM: “Area …

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Rare Oarfish found on Catalina Island

Oarfish - Stock Photo Catalina 2013

Monday morning, at least one Oarfish measuring at least 15 feet washed ashore to Catalina Island. Reports of a second, 17-foot long Oarfish have widely circulated but are yet unconfirmed and may be a case of misreporting on the same fish. Oarfish are incredibly rare and are said to beach themselves only before large seismic events. Several recent large earthquakes …

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Dixon Pens Bizarre Letter to Daily Pilot

Dixon Budget

Newly elected Newport Beach councilwoman Diane Dixon wrote commentary for the Daily Pilot explaining that nobody actually knew what was inside the $282 million budget which increased taxes, increased expenses, and increased public employee unions– but defended that she passed it anyway, saying that council can fix it and amend it later on through the budget-amendment process, rather than fulfilling the seemingly-arduous …

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Construction Crews Destroy Nesting, Despite Felonies

bird habitat destroyed

On Thursday morning, construction crews demolished an iconic tree on Balboa Peninsula Point.  This tree was not only beloved by neighbors, but also had several species of federally protected birds nesting in it, and two types of herons, covered under the Federal Migratory Bird Act (which basically says you can’t mess with migratory bird habitats). A woman stood under the …

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“Reform Slate” Able to Achieve No Actual Reform

Dixon Betrayal

Last night, Duffy, Peotter, and Muldoon stood by helplessly as Diane Dixon abandoned her pledge for reform and fiscal responsibility and voted to increase taxes, increase spending, and increase our public employee union size– all in one fell swoop.  By doing this– again– she has completely betrayed all of her campaign pledges and also her campaign runningmates.  The spending bill last night– …

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New Council Put To the Test On Fiscal Conservatism

Newport Waste

During the last election cycle, we voted in four new people, ousting the current mayor. The theme behind it all? That the current city council was overspending. The sitting mayor was ousted by a resounding two-thirds of the population who all demanded fiscal responsibility. Now, it has come time to put the money where their mouth is. The annual budget …

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The Truth About Police and Balboa Peninsula

Just The Facts

Did you know that newly elected councilwoman Diane Dixon has proclaimed the entire peninsula area as a “nuisance area” and a “crime problem”– both of which require disclosures according to the California Bureau of Real Estate? What do you think that will do to the value of homes in and near the Balboa Peninsula area? FACT #1: Last year, Newport’s crime …

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What the Heck is Dixon Doing?

Untrustworthy

When Dixon initially came out and tried to restrict the bars open past 11pm, she said this: Basically, she said there were three options: 1) Restrict already-existing late-night businesses 2) Create a voluntary group that works with her 3) Saturate the peninsula with police officers Well, #1 and #3 didn’t sound very good, so I got all the bar owners together and they all …

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All Peninsula Bars Unite, Proving Dedication

Mike Glenn, signing up attendees

As many of you may [or may not!] know, I have been working with the bars and restaurants on the peninsula, and also the ABC, or Alcoholic Beverage Control in order to protect them from council ordinances proposing new regulations to places open past 11pm, and the tripling of the police on nights and weekends. As accusations from naysayers have recently been flung about, …

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Big Problems for Realtors and Balboa Homeowners

Destroying Home Values

I was recently contacted by a concerned real estate agent asking whether or not the newly-elected Mayor-Pro-Tem Diane Dixon’s actions would require a disclosure on real estate sales in the Balboa Peninsula area. Before going into the answer, let me lay out the problem: Dixon has repeatedly called crime on Balboa a “serious problem”, and repeatedly referred to our local …

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